On Friday, reports surfaced that the Miami Heat star failed his physical, meaning the Heat will not clear him for training camp next week. Sources say the complication is in his lung, involved evidence of some continued clotting, and is believed to be related to one of two of his previous blood clot episodes (which caused him to sit out after the All-Star break for two seasons).
The Miami Heat Organization released a statement: “The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible. Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami Heat regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities.”
Earlier this week, Uninterrupted.com released a documentary about Bosh entitled Rebuilt, in which the Texas-born star revealed that Heat doctors told him last February that his basketball career was “probably over” when he was diagnosed with a second blood clot in his leg. Although Bosh fought the diagnosis and believed he found a regimen that would allow him to return to playing full-contact basketball, team doctors continue to disagree.
We wish Chris Bosh a speedy recovery!
The Miami Heat Visit The White House (PHOTOS)
1. The Miami Heat is all smiles with President Obama during their second trip to the White House.1 of 17
2. Shoot the J, Mr. President!2 of 17
3. Wonder what these two were laughing at?3 of 17
4. Ray Allen holds a special jersey for the President, perfectly labeled POTUS.4 of 17
5. Obama addresses reporters during The Miami Heat's trip to The White House.5 of 17
6. King James and President Obama shake hands during the event.6 of 17
7. Chris Bosh hands POTUS a basketball with the signatures of the team at The Heat's visit to the White House.7 of 17
8. Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has a moment with President Obama.8 of 17
9. Gabrielle Union shares a pic with her fiance Dwyane Wade at the White House.9 of 17
10. Basketball wives strike a pose at the White House.10 of 17
11. Chris Bosh's wife Adrienne Bosh shares with her followers her second trip to the White House.11 of 17
12. The Boshes are just too cute! Adrienne shares a pic of her hubby and gal pal Gabrielle Union at the White House.12 of 17
13. "Never. Gets. Old. ... AND our President asked me about #beingmaryjane !!!! Told him was on tonight at 10!! Lol" Gabby captioned for her trip with the Miami Heat to the White House.13 of 17
14. LeBron James takes the time out of his visit to talk to a fan. "Had to step away from the pack and chat with him. Great meeting u kid! #GladICanBeARoleModelToYou #StriveForGreatness" he wrote on Instagram.14 of 17
15. The fellas clean up nice! The Miami Heat strike a pose before meeting with President Obama at the White House.15 of 17
16. LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade chill out before meeting with President Obama.16 of 17
17. Gabby makes the perfect photobomb at the White House with the Miami Heat.17 of 17
Chris Bosh Fails His Physical, Will Not Be Cleared For Miami Heat Training Camp was originally published on globalgrind.com